Perhaps you already saw the photo of this installation in Instagram. Well, if not, enjoy it. It is called Life in Death and is a series of garlands of beautifully preserved flowers. Kew Gardens literally is smothered in them.
Kew Gardens has a magnificent flower installation
The installation was created by British artist Rebecca Louise Law, who specializes in works of art from natural materials, primarily from flowers. It was she who created the beautiful blossoming cherries that adorned the restaurant Sake No Hana in Mayfair. Colossal work preceded a new installation. Low collected, preserved and threaded on the basis thousands of flowers for six years. The artist needed about 375 thousand buds to make more than a thousand garlands!
At the moment, this is the most complex and large-scale of her projects, the purpose of which is to explore our relationship with flowers and other plants through the prism of various rituals. Rebecca was inspired by funeral garlands of the Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II, dated 700 BC, which you will also see in Kew. The beauty of Life in Death can be admired in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery until March 11th, 2018. Kew Gardens is located at: Richmond, TW9 3AE. Nearest metro station: Kew Gardens.